International Management & Information Systems M.A.
Master programme International Management & Information Systems
At a glance
What? English-language degree course where IT-related subjects are coupled with key Business Administration competencies
For whom? Designed for business, business informatics, economics graduates
Why? Prepare for future leadership roles considering the requirements of modern information and communication systems
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This study programme has no admission restriction.
Proof of a language qualification is required.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Type of study
Beginning / Duration of course
Beginning: every summer semester (April)
Course duration: 3 study semesters (standard period), 90 credit points
Language of instruction
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Requirements & application procedure
The study programme is NC-free, which means that there are no admission restrictions. Only the following points need to be proven.*
- 210 ECTS from previous Bachelor’s or Master’s study programs, of which at least 180 credits must be from a completed Bachelor’s study course in Business, Business Informatics, Economics or similar field of study with a cumulative grade of at least equal to the German grade “Good” (2.5) or the relative ECTS grade A or B.
- Proof of language qualification: current TOEFL score of at least 575 (paper-based), 232 (computer-based), 91 (internet based); IELTS Academic band 6.5 (minimum band of 6.0 is required for reading and writing).
- Information sytem to recognise foreign qualifications (anabin - only german content)
Application for Summer Semester
When applying for the Master’s study program International Management & Information Systems (IMIS), please make sure to choose the suitable application procedure for you. Applicants from Germany and the EU countries (including Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) should apply via the . Applicants from Non-EU countries should apply via .
What will the course be like?
In the video Reshma, Muzammil and Yamna talk about their experiences with the study programme.
Who is the study course International Management & Information Systems aimed at?
International Management & Information Systems (IMIS) builds on a four years Bachelor’s degree (consists of at least 210 ECTS) in business, business informatics, economics, or similar field of studies. The program is aimed at developing students' knowledge in business, management, and IT.
The program is designed for business, business informatics, economics graduates who are seeking first-hand experience in business, management, and IT throughout the study program in a blended learning environment. In the second semester, students have the advantage to choose their desired career path either in business management, or IT, or a combination of both by selecting external options such as internship, study abroad, elective modules. Therefore, a total of 90 ECTS are spread across 3 semesters, resulting in a rational distribution of workload in the respective semesters.
What career prospects does International Management & Information Systems offer?
The objective of the IMIS Master’s study is to prepare students for future leadership roles considering the requirements of modern information and communication systems. Along with the further development of expert knowledge, a core objective is the development of self-management, social, and methodological competencies.
The intercultural experience & diversity of IMIS is really unique: Students come as foreigners and leave with friends from all over the world. Personal and intensive support from lecturers and staff as well as great job opportunities by integrating management and IT and practical experiences into the studies has made IMIS an exceptional Master’s study program. You are warmly welcome – come and join us!
How is the study course structured?
The Master’s program International Management & Information Systems (IMIS) prepares students for leadership roles in a globalized economy where the intelligent use of IT systems is becoming a critical success factor. Therefore, the English-language degree course is meeting this demand by offering a two-fold qualification where IT-related subjects are coupled with key Business Administration competencies.
State-of-the-art technologies allow for exclusive distance-learning opportunities and an optional integrated study abroad or practical experience (internship) semester provides students with additional career prospects.
The program has a standard period of study of three semesters starting in the summer semester, a volume of 90 credits, and comprises a Master's project consisting of a Master's thesis (16 credits) and a colloquium (4 credits).
Content of the study course
This study program focuses on the areas of “Management” and “Information Systems” where the graduates acquire comprehensive knowledge, experiences, and skills both in the individual areas of the integrated management approach (Business Marketing Management, Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Management Accounting & Finance) and in the information-related and strategy-oriented IT courses (Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence, Information Management, E-Business).
Simultaneously, the relationship between IT and management will be addressed by dealing with the management of IT resources as well as the potential of IT as an enabler of new business models and management approaches.
A distinct international environment is ensured by the full implementation of the English language and the associated diversified multicultural student group as well as the corresponding design of the modules.
Curriculum International Management & Information Systems M.A.*
|Business Marketing Management
|Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation
|Management Accounting & Finance
|Enterprise Resource Planning
Advanced International Economics,
Product and Process Management,
International Studies I: Global Business,
International Studies II: Information Systems,
Internship in a company
Final Thesis and Colloquium
|*Only the German version of the Examination Regulations is legally binding